Monika Farkas

I JOINED AFRICAN ADVENTURES ALMOST A YEAR AGO AND SINCE THEN I HAVE LEARNT A LOT ABOUT OUR COMPANY AND PARTNER PROJECTS IN AFRICA. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEW CHALLENGES AHEAD AND HELPING MORE AND MORE VOLUNTEERS WHO WANT TO BENEFIT FROM THIS LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE OF A TRIP TO AFRICA.

I am one of the Groups Managers and my role is to support the senior group managers in my team with the organisation of trips from the booking process through until when our volunteers return. We are the first contact for our volunteers and are here to answer any questions they may have about their trip and make sure they are prepared to travel.

Volunteering has played an important part in my life since I took part in a European project as a volunteer in Italy. I can truly understand the important of volunteering and the effect it can have on both the community and the volunteers themselves.

I am very interested in different languages and cultures, and in 2014 I went travelling outside Europe for 6 months. I feel very lucky to have had the chance to do this and visit some of the less fortunate but beautiful countries, such as India, Nepal and various countries in Africa. I have learnt a lot throughout these trips and I am so pleased to have a job now where besides doing my work I can make a difference.